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quinta-feira, julho 31, 2014

Sex-change operation possible motive for Tokyo robberies
On July 7, Tokyo Metropolitan Police arrested 30-year-old Ikki Jin for allegedly slipping a sleeping powder into an alcoholic drink consumed by a 23-year-old male and robbing him of a total of 350,000 yen in cash and valuables in February.

Going To Prison Made CeCe McDonald Want to Fix Them
The Fighters: With a conviction that changed her life, CeCe McDonald found herself fighting against the struggles transgender women face in America's already unbalanced judicial system.

Why We Don’t Know the Size of the Transgender Population
In 2001, Kerith Conron was working on LGBT issues in Boston’s health department. She discovered that homeless transgender people were sleeping on benches because the shelters, which were segregated by gender, didn’t know what to do with them. As a result, transgender people weren’t included in the city’s assessment of who needed shelter.

Amnesty International marks first year of Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence with new calls for release
Amnesty International has renewed its calls for the release of Chelsea Manning from prison, one year into her 35-year sentence under the Espionage Act for disseminating classified information via WikiLeaks.

BREAKING: Transgender Teen Girl Stabbed in DC
This just in: police say a 15-year-old transgender teenager was stabbed in the back on a green Line Metro train at around 4:30 this afternoon. WRC-TV, the NBC affiliate in Washington, D.C., reports:

Orlando unanimously moves forward with transgender revisions
Orlando’s City Council unanimously approved revisions to include gender identity and expression in the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance during its first reading on July 28.

Chicago Trans woman launches tech focused creative design firm
Last week, TransTech Social Enterprise (TTSE), announced the launch of their tech ­focused training and apprenticeship program for the LGBT community with a focus on trans identified individuals. The venture will have two components: the Training Academy with workshops focusing on professional development and the TransTech Apprenticship Program which is a creative design firm that offers a graphic design and web development apprenticeship. On July 20th, TransTech will host a free orientation in Chicago, where it's based, to introduce these programs to the community. The orientation will go through a model workshop following their TTSE signature structure of empowerment, education, and employment.

Equality Michigan Petitions Michfest to End Exclusionary Policy
A perennial source of controversy, Michigan Womyn's Music Festival's 'womyn born womyn' intention comes under fire from one of the state's largest LGBT advocacy organizations.

WATCH: Inspirational 9-Year-Old Trans Girl Has Big Dreams
When 9-year-old Cee Cee Ott grows up, she wants to help other trans people by becoming a surgeon specializing in gender-confirming surgeries.

Transgender pizza employee said she quit over discrimination
Dylan Paul, 24, said she was more than hurt when she complained that a customer mis-gendered her while she was working last Monday.
Transgender Pagliacci Employee Fired, Then Offered Job Back, After Complaining About Customer Harassment